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Fall Art Show Winners Announced By Society
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Members of the Oak Valley Art Society, which includes residents from Oakdale, Riverbank, Escalon and beyond, hosted its Fall Art Show on Oct. 15 and 16 and recently announced the winners of the competition.

Best of Show painting honors went to Joan Cardoza for ‘Happiness is my Horse’ and Best of Show photography honors were presented to Vicki Gookin with her photo, ‘Zane at LaGrange Rodeo.’

Other categories and winners are as follows, with names spelled as provided by the OVAS.

Oil and Acrylic: Portrait – Susie Hoffman, first; Judy Miller, second; Janet Spooner, third. Scapes – Vicki Gookin, first; Susie Hoffman, second; Corrie Davis, third and Ann Hice, honorable mention. Still Life – Carol Earle, first; Wanda Hendrickson, second; Bob Blan, third; Susie Hoffman, honorable mention.

Mixed Media: Doreen Bonta, first and second; Loren Spooner, third; Susie Hoffman and Bob Blan, honorable mention.

Graphic: Susan Traphogan, first; Melba Pimentel, second; Bob Blan, third.

Soft Pastels: Joan Cardoza, first and second; Rosemarie Knierim, third and honorable mention.

Youth: Ashley Espino, first and third; Bryce McKenzie, second; Wailea Espino, honorable mention.

Watermedia: Susie Hoffman, first; Bob Blan, second; Jeannie Cavanaugh, third; Carol Earle, honorable mention.

Photography: Evelyn Cooper, first; Linda Gentry, second; Susie Hoffman, third; Linda Gentry, Eveyln Cooper (2), Barbara Winters, honorable mention.

Sculpture/Three Dimensional: Richard Jones, first, second and third.

People’s Choice: Joan Cardoza, painting, ‘El Capitan, Yosemite’ and Evelyn Cooper, photography, ‘The Pipes Are Calling.’

The judge for this year’s show was Margaret Sloan.